1. Can you tell us a bit about how Ball and Buck started?
Before this Nation was founded She faced plenty of challenges. A much weaker and less experienced country with the odds clearly stacked against Her. Her most defining moment was when instead of taking the easy road and settling for the status quo, she stood up and fought for what she believed in, and won.
Now America has fallen to a place where outsourcing and poorly made products flourish. Manufacturers are squeezed so tightly on price that it’s nearly impossible to make products that prioritize quality over cost. Now, not unlike a time in America’s past, it is time for us to start a Revolution. It’s time for us to show eachother that we haven’t lost appreciation for goods of the utmost quality. Goods that start by first and foremost focusing on quality, design, and value.
I founded Ball and Buck to create products like this. Products that are the best of what America can offer, and are therefore the best in the world. Join me today by standing behind what you believe in. Join me today to ensure that we don’t completely lose the art of craftsmanship that this country was founded upon. Join me in this revolution. #jointhemvmnt
2. What differentiates Ball and Buck from other local menswear outfitters/boutiques?
Selling Products that actually get better with age, American Flags, and a fully operational barbershop.
3. Tell us about the Ball and Buck consumer. Who is he (or she!), what does he do, why does he love Ball and Buck?
Our customers base covers a wide demographic range but we’ve found that after they purchase one garment, they are become very loyal. They are smart, they know that whatever they buy at Ball and Buck is going to last them a very long time, and the classic style will always look good.
4. Let’s talk styling. What are some cool/unique ways that you’ve seen your product styled by customers? (Do you have any pictures of these outfits to share?)
Our products can be styled in many ways, but what we’ve found is that all of our customers have a very defined and sure sense of style. We get preppy guys, Americana types, business men, and artists. The constant is that they all want well made products that are going to last. If they’re willing to shell out a little extra to support American Jobs they must have a good head on their shoulders - therefore they want to look good so they shop at Ball and Buck.
5. How often do you see women styling Ball and Buck products? What Ball and Buck products do women usually wear?
We’ve started getting more and more female customers recently. Many of them come in to shop for their brothers, fathers or boyfriends and end up leaving with things for themselves too. The Classic Pocket Tee is a big hit with the ladies. One young woman cuffed the sleeves once and threw it on over jeans for a really classic look.
6. What’s next for Ball and Buck? Any new collaborations, events, or locations in the future?
We have a handful of really exciting collaborations coming up. I don’t want to ruin the surprise (boots, sunglasses, jackets, and ipad cases), so follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for updates. You’re not going to want to miss out.
We’re also rapidly closing in on our second annual American Field Made in USA Pop Up Market in Downtown Boston. Shoppers have a chance to meet with the craftsman who product their favorite products and get a head start on holiday shopping. Sept 28-29 in the South End - Check it out at americanfield.us